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XML in Office 2003: Information Sharing with Desktop XML by Priscilla Walmsley, Charles F. Goldfarb

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Chapter 5. Rendering and presenting XML documents Word Power User Task

  • Word Markup Language (WordML)

  • Mixing WordML with other vocabularies

  • Creating WordML with stylesheets

In the previous chapter we learned how to use Word to create and edit XML documents as unrendered abstractions. We also learned how to convert a rendered Word document to XML. We did these things using Word’s default schema-independent presentation of XML documents: pink icons that represent tags.

In this chapter, we do the opposite. We learn how to transform an abstract XML document into a WordML rendition, both manually and with XSLT stylesheets. Doing so allows us to use Word’s WYSIWYG interface to view and print the documents, and even to edit the abstract XML data.

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